The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

The School Newspaper of Winston Churchill High School.

The Observer

Noa Assouline poses with friends at the top of a ski slope during the senior ski trip before taking a run down to the bottom of the mountain.

WCHS students getaway for MLK weekend

By Caitlin Murphy, Copy Editor February 1, 2023

One of WCHS’ most beloved unofficial traditions is the senior ski trip. Every year, seniors board buses to travel to Canada over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, where they spend a few days hitting the...

Members of the WCHS Model UN Club finish their annual NAIMUN conference with different awards for their hard work and dedication to think of ways to solve worldly problems.

WCHS successfully hosts Model UN conference

By Diya Kachoria, Photo Manager December 17, 2022

With the Winston Churchill High School Model United National Conference (WINMUNC) taking place on the weekend of Dec. 9, WCHS’s Model UN Club is excited to execute what they have been preparing for since...

The aftermath of the small plane that crashed into power lines on Nov. 27 in Montgomery Village.

Plane crash causes power outages and a day off of school

By Vaughn Malamut, Online Editor December 9, 2022

On the last day of Thanksgiving break, MCPS students were physically and mentally preparing to return to school until it was unexpectedly closed on Nov. 28. Nobody would have ever guessed that a plane...

An MCPS press release provides a visual diagram of how semester grades began getting calculated starting the 2016 school year.

MCPS grades are inflated and that needs to change

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

In a world where college admission is already so difficult with so many high-achieving students, MCPS’ current grading system puts its top students at a disadvantage. With no differential in a 10% grading...

Mr. Miller Redden, a substitute teacher at WCHS, can recently be seen working on a law issue outside of his teaching at other high schools. He has been a substitute for WCHS for a while now and is always willing to help the students who come to him.

Behind the substitute: who are the people that come in to guest teach?

By Kendyl Groisser, Assistant online editor November 15, 2022

Substitute teachers are often the most underappreciated types of teachers in schools today. Most students will brush them off and ignore them, and not many will take the time to introduce themselves and...

Most WCHS classrooms have predominantly right-handed desks which do not accommodate left-handed students.

WCHS is anti-lefties

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor November 9, 2022

Using spiral notebooks, cutting with scissors and dealing with ink smudges while writing are just a few of the struggles that left-handers have to deal with. Navigating a world with man-made objects primarily...

Travis Hawkins, the head coach at Northwest, pictured standing on the sidelines during a football game. Since the fight on Sept. 16, his job has been vacated.

Rule of law: even those with high titles need to be held responsible for their actions

By Caroline Harless, Observations Editor October 25, 2022

By now, most people know about the fight that broke out at the football game between Northwest Highschool and Gaithersburg Highschool on Sept. 16. In response to the fight, MCPS has put new safety guidelines...

Steve Lacy went on his Give you the World tour at the Baltimore Soundstage on October 13, 2022 for his newest album Gemini Rights.

“Give you the World” Tour: Steve Lacy comes to Baltimore

By Kendyl Groisser, Assitant Online Editor October 20, 2022

Steve Lacy has come to town! From having only a few popular songs to selling out multiple tour locations, Steve Lacy has become one of the most popular up and coming music artists. His fans have been awaiting...

The Scoop opened in Cabin John Village in August 2022 by WCHS graduates Timothy and Mitch Ryoo. The Scoop offers ice cream and milkshakes in a variety of flavors.

New ice cream shop opens in Cabin John: what’s The Scoop?

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2022

“Ice Cream solves everything,” is written on the LED sign that brightly lights up the wall in the new ice cream store, The Scoop. Setting the tone for the store, this sign draws in ice cream lovers...

Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) dance together in this episode of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix, a comfort show staple for the fall season.

Fall in love with these Netflix shows this autumn

By Julia Levi, Assistant Observations Editor October 11, 2022

As a chill sets in the air and the leaves change colors, marking autumn’s debut into 2022, it marks the time to revisit Netflix for its fall TV shows. Now that WCHS students find themselves already knee-deep...

In the season opener against WJ on Sept. 3, the Dawg Pound showed out for an away game as they packed the WJ visiting bleachers.

“We’ve got spirit yes we do”? Fan attendance dwindles as season progresses

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor October 11, 2022

“We can’t hear you!” chants the WCHS football team’s student section. At a few games throughout the year, this chant can be heard by opposing spectators, but at others, the WCHS crowd is nowhere...

The class of 2024 executive board works on the homecoming mural of Pac-Man in the math hallway.

Homecoming murals bring WCHS students together

By Sneha David, Assitant Online Editor October 4, 2022

As October approaches, the number one thing on many WCHS student’s minds is homecoming. But before homecoming can take place, there is so much planning to be done. One of the tasks being decorations....

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